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Bogatay's country home destroyed by fire, but a `God-thing' helped improve situation

Their four children's bedrooms were a total loss – no toys, no clothes


August 31, 2022

Jon and Tamara Bogatay spent the last seven years engaged in a labor of love together as they remodeled and restored the 107-year-old house known as "the old Graves' place" two miles north of Hardtner, Kansas. With the original oak floors, lath and plaster, the house was just perfect for the Bogatays and their four young children.

Then Friday, Aug. 19, their dream home was devastated by fire. The cause was determined to be incorrect electrical wiring, Tamara explained. The fire started at an electrical outlet into which a window air conditioner unit was plugged right under their son Charley...

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